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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Emporium  \Em*po"ri*um\,  n.;  pl  {Emporiums},  L.  {Emporia}.  [L., 
  fr  Gr  ?,  fr  ?  belonging  to  commerce,  fr  ?  traveler, 
  trader;  ?  in  +  ?  way  through  and  over  path.  See  {In},  and 
  {Empiric},  {Fare}.] 
  1.  A  place  of  trade  a  market  place  a  mart;  esp.,  a  city  or 
  town  with  extensive  commerce;  the  commercial  center  of  a 
  country. 
 
  That  wonderful  emporium  [Manchester]  .  .  .  was  then 
  a  mean  and  ill-built  market  town.  --Macaulay. 
 
  It  is  pride  .  .  .  which  fills  our  streets,  our 
  emporiums,  our  theathers  --Knox. 
 
  2.  (Physiol.)  The  brain.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  emporium 
  n  :  a  large  retail  store  organized  into  departments  offering  a 
  variety  of  merchandise;  commonly  part  of  a  retail  chain 
  [syn:  {department  store}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Emporium,  PA  (borough,  FIPS  23600) 
  Location:  41.51087  N,  78.23712  W 
  Population  (1990):  2513  (1220  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.9  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  15834 




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